The Ultimate Guide to Robot Vacuum Cleaners


The endless daily chores can be time-consuming and boring. You might spend hours every single day doing housekeeping, especially cleaning the floor: dust and hair fall not long after you’ve finish cleaning, messing up the floor again. It’s time to try a robotic vacuum cleaner! 

A robotic vacuum cleaner can automatically and orderly clean the floor from room to room, making your floor brighter and cleaner. Most importantly, when this little meek servant runs into your house, you can take a break or do your own things.

Nowadays, vacuuming robot is getting more popular as intelligent home device. Many want to invest in one to experience its convenience and high-efficiency cleaning and enjoy a fresh house without dust, allergens, and bacteria that hide in the dark corners.

However, the market is flooded with various models and different features, which is overwhelming for buyers.

Here is a guide to robotic vacuum cleaners, which can help people who are not familiar with the product. Read and see which model is right for you.

What to Look for in a Robot Vacuum

It's hard to precisely pick an ideal robotic vacuum cleaner if you don’t know some practical features of vacuuming. Here we list several crucial features that homeowners should look for when choosing a robot vacuum.

  • Mapping system

Today, the mapping function has become a basic capability for most robot vacuums. Each upgraded robotic vacuum needs to learn the house’s layout before pitching into the cleaning work, and the mapping function can let the little robot understand and remember the position of rooms and objects like sofa, carpet, and bed. Generally speaking, the exact mapping function is also linked to the excellent navigation system.

  • Navigation and boundaries

All the advanced robot vacuums work on a combination of sensors, which laid a solid foundation for smooth navigation. If your robot can’t navigate with sensitive sensors, you can find it looks a little clumsy for bumping into objects frequently and spinning in the wrong areas, which largely decreases the cleaning efficiency. In a word, excellent navigating capability and a sensor system can help a vacuuming robot set clear boundaries so that it won’t crash any objects.

  • Automatic scheduling

Many robotic vacuum cleaners have scheduling functionality built-in. If you want to embrace a refreshing house every time after work, schedule the floor-cleaning work in advance, and your smart housekeeper will execute the plan on time.

However, some basic models need you to manually program it by using buttons. Other more advanced robots like ECOVACS have combined scheduling functions into the exclusive app, allowing its users to control or schedule DEEBOT through a smartphone.

  • Voice control

The most popular robot vacuum cleaners are capable of voice control. Smart robot can recognize your instruction and then automatically begin cleaning work, giving you a totally hands-free experience: you can command it to clean specific areas at anytime and anywhere.

  • Mopping function

A vacuum robot with a mopping function is suitable for people who have deep cleaning demands. Sometimes, vacuuming is not enough to clean the stains that are firmly stuck to the floor. A vacuuming robot with a mopping function can conduct centralized cleaning with wet wipes, leaving no dust or spot on your floor.

DEEBOT Vacuum Robot with Mop

If you are looking for a vacuum robot with a mopping function, the series of DEEBOT is a perfect choice as one of the only products on the market with this capability.

For instance, DEEBOT X1 TURBO is a feature-rich model with multiple functions like voice control, automatic wipe cleaning, and hot air drying. Equipped with OZMO Turbo 2.0 rotary mopping system, it has two wiper attachments that rotate at 180 revolutions per minute and exert up to 6 N pressure downwards for more efficient stain removal. The powerful mopping can make the surfaces of the floor shine again.

Likewise, DEEBOT X1 OMNI also provides both vacuuming and mopping functions. With two side brushes and a floating main brush, its integrated sweeping and suction function as well as a powerful mop can easily remove stubborn stains on the floor.

Vacuum Cleaner Robot with Mopping Function

 vacuum cleaner robot with mopping function

Here is a table to help you better understand the above two models:




Robot size (φ x H, mm): 362*362*103.5mm

Auto Mop Cleaning



Auto Dust Collection


Yes, 3L dust bag capacity

Hot Air Drying


Yes, 2h default

Runtime (min)



Navigation Type

TrueMapping 2.0

AI Voice Assistant


Suction Power



Obstacle Detection



Dust Box Capacity


Container Type

OZMO Turbo 2.0 rotary mopping system


・4 stage cleaning system

・all-in-one OMNI station

・clean, dry wipes automatically

・deep and efficient cleaning

If you prefer stronger suction power, choose the DEEBOT X1 OMNI with a suction force reaching 5000Pa. The all-in-one station also makes it stand out among all the models.

vacuum cleaner robot with starlightfront-facing camera 

DEEBOT T10 TURBO with its excellent cleaning system is suitable for multitasking and long-time cleaning. Its starlight front-facing camera allows you to view your home in real times and talk to your pet when you’re not at homeBesides, it is really budget-friendly in the market as a robotic vacuum with a mop function.

Is It Worth Getting a Vacuum and Mop Robot?

Robot vacuums have become prevalent in the last few years. The earlier models that would circle in the same place are gone. Plus, with the most advanced technology, some models like DEEBOT X1 Family have achieved automatic cleaning, which means it can go back to its dock, charge, self-clean the mopping pads, and then continue the cleaning work where it left off.

Maybe you are still hesitating about purchasing a robotic vacuum cleaner. After all, it seems more expensive generally than traditional vacuums. However, a vacuuming robot can offer you more than cleaning. It allows you to have more relaxing time with no worry about the dirty floor, which has changed the old lifestyle to make your life simpler and easier.

Therefore, vacuuming robots are definitely worth having. If you are looking for an ideal robotic vacuum cleaner, invest in ECOVACS DEEBOT with unique features like mopping to experience efficient deep cleaning! Also, if you want to know more about the most advanced robot vacuum, subscribe to the ECOVACS newsletter and search for the topics you're interested in.